Wednesday, May 24

Trump & Pope Francis Finally Meet


US President Donald Trump has finally met Pope Francis, after they clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change.

They met at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip.

He arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Mr Trump and his entourage arrived at the Vatican just before 06:30 GMT.

They were led by the Swiss Guard from the Vatican courtyard to the offices of Pope Francis.

On one hand, the Jesuit who has made his mission the championing of the poor and dispossessed; on the other the property developer who has championed getting rich, and surrounded himself with billionaires in his cabinet.

And though this is their first meeting, they've already sparred. During the election the Pope on a visit to the Mexico-US border said that people who only think of building walls instead of bridges were not Christian.

Donald Trump described those comments as disgraceful, and accused the pontiff of being a pawn of the Mexican government.

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